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of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of might have ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the kungconstitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sash atold her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 2009, in case you remember. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you've shown us since we've begun this long journey together. >> hello, i am jill biden's husband, and i'm delighted to be with you all here. in the weeks and months ah
's not going to negotiate, he better think again. he's president of the united states. he's not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: the last time congress fought over the debt ceiling the u.s. saw the first ever credit downgrade. >> it may take a default, another downgrade and the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: a new congress with old issues still undecided. >> and that was nbc's tracie potts. >>> in aurora, colorado, family members of victims from this summer's movie theater shooting are disgusted by the theater's plans to reopen. cinemark plans to show a movie in the theater where 12 people were injured and 58 injured when a gunman opened fire on july 20th. in the letter eight of the victims' families say plans to go back to business as usual are appalling and returning to the theater would be like entering a slaughterhouse. >> none of us are interested in ever stepping foot in that theater, that killing field, ever again. and to assume that we would warm to that idea is really astonishing to me. >> the families sa
, a different plane also at logan caught fire. it was empty at the time. united airlines, the only american airier to operate the dreamliner said it has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. it's not a serious problem given the high-tech plane but they warned it could still undermine consumer confidence. >>> the government is calling for an urgent review of the nation's arctic offshore drilling practices in the wake of a series of missteps voflg the shell oil company. this week's grounding of a shell oil rig off the coast of alaska is just the latest in a string of blunders zaents involving the company's ship and support equipment. the 60-day assessment could halt or scale back plans to open alaska's arctic waters to oil exploration. >> some new figures from the u.s. census bureau more u.s. citizens are on the move to find a better life and doing it a faster rate. 3.9% of the population moved to a different county in 2011. that's the highest level since before the recession began. up from 3.5% in 2009 and 2010. experts say the increase could signal a healthier economy with more job opport
rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with a very public campaign, mara. started last night with an op-ed the president published in "the connecticut post." the newspaper up there where the newtown tragedy happened. in it he said that congress needs to help and not hinder bypassing this ban on assault weapons and on magazines, but it looks like that's iffy here on capitol hill. the white house also has a campaign-style tour planned, we don't know where he'll stop, but they are hoping speeches the president does around the country will draw support. and they are launching a website with videos from victims talking about different ways they want to curb gun violence. so a lot of things being planned by the white house. at this point it looks to be shaping up to be quite a fight. >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you for that. >>> americans held hostage, last
. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. even the six inch sub doesn't measure up too. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled efforts to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> straight ahead, a super size controversy surroundg the super bowl's superdome. >>> plus, what is this, is it a bird, a plane, a man? we'll tell you. you're watching "early today." >>> we have
to negotiate. he better think again. he's president of the united states. >> reporter: the last time congress got over the debt ceiling the u.s. saw its first credit downgrade. >> it may take a default. another downgrade. the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: a new congress with old issues, still undecided. and on a short deadline, too, because it looks like we could hit that debt ceiling in just a few weeks, mara. >> all right, tracie potts, thanks for that. for a look at the weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. did you enjoy some minor time off. >> a little bit. i got to sleep in one day. >>> good morning, everyone, it's a very cold weather pattern across the nation, there's no big storms to talk about. and a little light rain to deal with down there in louisiana. portions of southern mississippi and definitely the southern half of alabama but that's really about it. temperatures are more or less the story. the big question is, is this the coldest week of winter? who
and hope as a united people toppled a dictator. today, stifling teargas and plumes of smoke fill the air of a divided country. egypt's police are struggling to cope with the protesters. they, too, have suffered losses and are angry. when the country's interior minister came to pay his respects to fallen policemen, he was heckled by grieving colleagues and their families. and as it has for the past three days, nightfall brought more violence. outside a luxury five-star cairo hotel. with a predictable decision, police charged the crowd firing teargas. minutes later protesters returned lobbing stones and setting fires to block roads. there are few words president morsi can tell protesters. this man says the president must resign and new constitution must be written. another says only protests work with a regime that killed his people. >>> hundreds of families in brazil are mourning lost loved ones after a nightclub went up 232 people. officials believe the blaze display on stage. police say the majority of deaths were the result of smoke inhalation as the club's single exit was partially bl
transportation authority is suing united airlines, claiming they are buying its jet fuel 70 miles away to avoid playing close to $300,000 in sales taxes. >>> students at university of vermont should not bring bottled water when they return to campus because the school banned its sale for environmental reasons. they are the largest public university to prohibit bottled water on campus. >>> to wall street, the dow opens at 13,507 after adding 18 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq are both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang sell fell 31. nas dam and s&p slipped monday thanks to worries apple has gone sour. shares of the tech titan dipped below $500 for the first time in one year after reports the company cut orders for iphone parts due to weak demand. after the bell ben bernanke praised washington's fiscal cliff deal which he said probably would have caused a recession this year but cautioned, quote, we are not out of the woods yet. >>> a troubling new report finds more than one in four workers are dipping into retirement funds to keep up with their current bills. apparently folks
national guard unit after a month of training. they will deploy to afghanistan. a very big snake hitched a ride on a quantas airlines jet from australia. the ten-foot long pylon wenled itself between the fuselage and wing but was fighting wind of 250 miles per hour and it did not survive that flight. >>> on sunday, it will be one year since the italian cruise liner, the "costa concordia" ran aground killing 32 passengers. preparations are under way for the memorial at the half-sunken ship. nbc's michelle kosinski is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi, richard. on sunday it will be one year since the costa concordia disaster. people are starting to arrive for this service. people are always amazed to see that, yes, it is still here in the exact same position it was. what has changed, you can see these enormous structures that salvage crews have built around it. they've been working 24 hours a day, seven days a week preparing to finally roll it upright, then float it out of here. probably not until the fall. today you talked to the survivors of this and for them, the emot
. >>> it was a weekend of record setting temperatures across the united states. in the west unseasonably cold weather. farmers have been scrambling there to save $2 billion in citrus and other crops from freezing temperatures. in the east cities topped record highs. in washington and philadelphia flights were delayed for hours due to dense fog. bill karins will have more on the extreme temperatures in a few minutes. >>> preparations are under way for next week's inauguration ceremony. lawmakers return to washington to take up the president's cabinet pick. immigration and the debt ceiling while vice president joe biden finalizes his recommendation on gun control. tracie potts is in washington for us. it's a busy week ahead. >> reporter: absolutely. as the rehearsals are under way for this new ration the senate turns its focus to these confirmation hearings. chuck hagel raising a lot of questions with democrats and republicans, no date set for those hearings yet. president obama, those confident that he will be confirmed. meantime the debt and the debt ceiling that we're about to hit again in february,
these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia busted out some dance moves for her mom before the swearing-in. and 11-year-old sasha created an instant viral video by yawning during her dad's presidential address right after a line about education policy. the girls also used their phones to take lots of photos of their family during the event. at one point, malia even photo bombed her younger sister. >>> before leaving the inaugural platform as the center of attention for the very last time, president obama had the presence of mind to stop and take in the moment. >> i'm not going to see this again. >> all right, senator, great job. >> well done. >> all right, senator, great j
networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> back in 199 the colorado grand jurying worked into the death of. jon benet ramsey looked into the parents on child abuse. >>> grab thinks football has to change because of dangerous hits. he thinks it would be better for players. >> casey anthony has filed for bankruptcy on debts of almost $800,000. she faces three civil lawsuits. most of the money is owed to her defense attorney. >> and sea foam in one coastal town of australia. streets were flood with these bubbles as well as the air. rough water whipped up the foam and brought it on shore. the fluffy stuff was up to ten feet in some areas and made for a few good photo opes. >>> migraine sufferers, listen up. a new treatment is in the works. coated glasses that block wave lengths of light are being developed. most migraine patients are sensitive to light which can trigger painful headaches. it could be helpful to pregnant women and children who can't take most migraine medications. >>> one week until the big game on wall street it's the super b
can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. the one thing that i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama. a little less brinksmanship. not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> well, the president doesn't want to scare us too much. nbc's tracie potts is live for us on capitol hill. tracie, it was a new year's day to remember. >> it was. this came a day late but just in time for the markets reopening this morning and just in time for many americans who were very concerned about their tax rates going up. that's an area that democrats gave him. couples who make $450,000 or more are going to have higher tax rates. you heard the president alluding to a tax fight. that's a fight that the congress has to deal with. john boehner the republican house speaker was able to gather 85 votes in favor of this bill. overwhelmingly
. >>> congratulations to manchester united, a $3 billion valuation. the highest of any team in the world. the dallas cowboys are a distant second. >>> and here's a solution for an air problem. canned air, in china, reportedly selling fresh air in cans for $15 a pop. >>> straight ahead, media day for the ravens and 49ers, had a few surprises including randy moss' pick for the greatest wide receiver ever. >>> plus, a courtroom guest leaves fast. another reason smoking could be deadly and getting ready to feed the troops on super sunday. >>> a power storm and also a winter storm. look at the wind over iowa. details coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. >>> now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. we start in ohio where a courtroom attack was captured on camera. a man went on a rampage as his ex-girlfriend was seeking an order of protection against him. the attacker shoved his own grandmother as he chased the victim and beat her until police subdued him with a stun gun. >>> next to texas and a couple in a storage facility. the pair were tress passion when they de
in age from 17 to less than a year old were identified. 110 of them located in the united states and other countries. >>> the parents of james foley are speaking out. foley's parents in new hampshire appealed to his captures for information about him and they called for his release. >>> and scientists say a rock found in sahara desert is actually part of a meteorite. it earned the nickname black beauty. >>> scientists say our milky way galaxy contained at least 115 planets. they're close to subpoenas smaller and cooler than our own. so there may actually be as many as 200 billion planets. >>> and a little time travel in times square as the famous new year's ball was relit and sent up the pole where it will stay for the next descent to welcome in 2014. >>> on to wall street, the dow lost 21 points to close at 13,391. the s&p down 3. and nasdaq lost 11. overseas, the nikkei soared 202 points but the nasdaq dropped 87. >>> one thing sure to heat up this cold january day, go daddy is said to announce their go gaed girl. supermodel raphael la bar relly will be announced this is air sp
temperature, a brisk 37 degrees. in the united emirates, the world's tallest build, the berj khalif that. in london, big ben rang out the old and brought in the new. and the tradition continued in the big apple, tens of thousands, crammed into times square to official with welcome 2013. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> how can you top the kiss at the eiffel tower. >>> 400 new laws go in effect. in maryland, same-sex couples have the right to marry. and the wedding ceremonies started just after midnight. california has banned their workers from forcing their workers and job applicants to hand over passwords to facebook and twitter accounts. >> and lawmakers decided it's not a fair fight. >>> and florida, police can no longer give tickets to drivers who flash their headlights to let fellow motorists know there's a speed trap ahead. i think we've all done that. now for the forecast on the first day of this new year. as you wake up this morning, maybe you're just heading home, we are going to watch some rain in the southeast. overall, it's a quiet start to the new year. kind of how we like it. it
of combat units. it will open more than 200,000 combat positions to women. some female soldier say they've waited their entire careers for this moment. >> i think i've been walking about three feet in the air since i heard the news. this is an exciting first step to further include women in the military service and for them to be in positions to further serve their country. >> despite the combat ban, women in the military have still given their lives for their country. more than 150 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. >>> also today, john kerry will tell some of his senate colleagues why he should be our next secretary of state. the senate foreign relations committee will hold kerry's confirmation hearing today. he is the committee's chairman, so new jersey senator robert menendez will preside over the hearing. president obama nominated kerry last month to succeed hillary clinton at the state department. the president says kerry's earned the respect and confidence of leaders around the world. >>> a developing story now out of north korea. the south korean government says nor
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